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Mirror Monday Quote by Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)

“I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. “ ~ Terence [Publius Terentius Afer] in Adelphoe (The Brothers), 1.415 In the Lewis family, we joke about a genetic predilection for learning the hard way. While personal experience and natural consequences […]

Mirror Monday Quote by Lawrence Durrell

“Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.” ~ Lawrence Durrell “Necessity is the mother of invention,” is the old saying. Perhaps that is true of mechanical inventions, and I’m very grateful for air conditioners, dishwasher, and washing machines. What would it be like to have the mind of a visionary inventor, such as Leonardo da Vinci […]

Mirror Monday Quote by George Bernard Shaw

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Last night we watched “Woman in Gold,” a movie about real-life Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann. She is famous for suing the Austrian government over the ownership of several paintings, most notably a portrait […]

Mirror Monday quote & Pentimento

“A book was like stepping through a mirror. I could go somewhere else. Each one was a door to a whole kingdom.” ~Susan Sontag, via The Writer’s Almanac Last week while traveling for work, I stumbled through a mirror into a small, magical kingdom: a bookstore named Pentimento. Inside I found lovely comrades-in-reading, Toni Wall […]